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String of beads

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This is a string of 23 pierced nuts or seeds.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 172. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S. F. / 172

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.8 x 26 cm (5/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3856

Medium or Technique

Nut or seed

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads